Clinical Supervisor/Branch Office RN

RN Office Nurse

JOB DESCRIPTION

Clinical Supervisor/Branch Office RN

 

JOB SUMMARY:

 

A Clinical Supervisor/Branch Office RN administers skilled nursing care to patients on an intermittent basis in their place of residence.  This is performed in accordance with physician orders and plan of care under the direction and supervision of the Director of Clinical Services/Nursing Supervisor.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  1. Graduate of an approved school of professional nursing and currently licensed in the state(s) in which practicing.

  2. Two (2) years nursing experience, preferred.

  3. Acceptance of philosophy and goals of this Agency.

  4. Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  1. Supervises patient care services within a parent or branch office under the general direction of the Clinical Manager

  2. Assures patient care is within state and federal guidelines, as well as agency policy and procedure.

  3. Receives referral information daily, ensures the information is complete in all areas and inputs this into EMR.

  4. Assists in the disciplinary action process as requested by the Clinical Manager.

  5. Coordinates care among all disciplines via daily communication with staff members and participates and/or leads case conference weekly.

  6. Assists in the implementation of policies and procedures which meet Medicare, Medicaid, state and local laws and regulations.

  7. Displays a willingness to support policies and procedures.

  8. Assists the scheduler as needed in order to ensure patients are scheduled in accordance with the physician’s plan of care and communicates any updates to the schedule as necessary.

  9. Helps ensure all clinical documentation, including Oasis documentation, discipline notes, verbal orders, medication profiles, and aide care plans are submitted to the branch timely through the EMR and in accordance with federal/state/agency requirements.

  10. Participates in the coordination of Agency services with the services of other community agencies, including APS and CPS.

  11. Serves as a resource person to staff.

  12. Develops a cooperative relationship and communicates effectively and professionally with physicians.

  13. Helps investigate and report any problems relating to patient care and/or staff well-being.

  14. Assists with the development, implementation and evaluation of patient plans of care.

  15. Participates in community education projects as requested by the sales team.

  16. Ensures that all necessary supplies and equipment are available.

  17. Acts as the Clinical Manager in his/her absence.

  18. Follows directions of the Clinical Manager/Director of Nursing/Administrator at all times.

  19. Demonstrates professional and positive attitude with supervisors, subordinates and peers, as well as demonstrates constructive conflict resolution skills utilizing the appropriate chain of command.

  20. Leads/attends staff meetings/in-services as scheduled and assists the Clinical Manager with maintaining accurate records of staff attendance.

  21. Completes and submits OASIS assessments, reassessments, transfers, resumptions of care, discharges and significant change in condition in accordance with Agency defined time frames.

  22. Reviews/approves Oasis assessments assigned by the Clinical Manager within the defined time frame.

  23. Performs on-site supervisory visits with all professional/paraprofessional staff no less than quarterly or at the request of the Clinical Manager.

  24. Assists the Clinical Manager as necessary with QAPI activities, including Clinical Record Review and PIP’s.

  25. Receives patient telephone calls and follows up as necessary to resolve any issues or problems such as obtaining physician’s orders.

  26. Relays messages to the field staff as warranted from patients/families/referral sources.

  27. Promotes staff development through participation in orientation and staff education to include assisting with the home health aide competency skills checklist.

  28. Performs patient visits/admissions or other Oasis assessments and participates in the on-call rotation as needed/requested by the Clinical Manager.

  29. Must be able to perform nursing functions in times of staffing shortage.

  30. Maintains a professional appearance at all times.

  31. Accepts responsibility for regular attendance and punctuality.

  32. Reports all incomplete work assignments to the Clinical Manager.

  33. Demonstrates effective time management skills.

  34. Maintains neat and clean work environment.

  35. Maintains sound judgement and decision making.

  36. Maintains current CPR certification, if required.

  37. Performs other job duties as assigned by the Clinical Manager/Director of Nursing/Administrator.

 

 

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

 

Works indoors in Agency office and patient homes and travels to/from patient homes.

 

 

JOB RELATIONSHIPS:

 

  1. Supervised by:  Clinical Manager/Director of Nursing/Administrator

  2. Workers Supervised:  Licensed Practical Nurse, Home Health Aide

 

 

RISK EXPOSURE:

 

Medium risk

 

 

LIFTING REQUIREMENTS:

 

Ability to perform the following tasks if necessary:

  • Ability to participate in light physical exertion (up to 30 pounds) on a infrequent basis (up to 25% of time) or moderate (up to 50 pounds on an occasional basis-up to 15% of the time); or heavy physical exertion (over 50 pounds on an intermittent basis (not a routine part of the job).

  • Ability to work for extended period of time while sitting.

  • Ability to do extensive bending, lifting and standing on an irregular basis.

 

HIPAA Administrative Authorization: May access any information contained in patient records when required for the purpose of supervising staff or complying with licensing and other regulatory requirements.

 

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